Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Asparagus!

Grilled asparagus


I checked this e-mail on my truth or fiction and it says it is “unproven”.

If I had cancer of any kind and read this article I would certainly give it a try. I happen to like the taste of asparagus so it would not be hard for me to eat it. I suppose if you do not like the taste of this vegetable, then you might have difficulty doing this regimen but then again if it possibly could help dimish your bad cell count numbers, I think I would learn to like it.

Read….forward….delete….believe…..disbelieve…..follow….ignor…..your decision – you choose. I did not write this. I’m just passing it along.

Asparagus is a stalk like vegetable that grows in sandy soil and is part of the Lilly family along with garlic, onions and leeks. The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board calls it "one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables in existence" because it is high in content of folic acid, potassium, thiamin, and fiber. Asparagus is a good source for vitamins A, B6 and C. The stalks contains no cholesterol or fat, and is low in sodium.


Asparagus -- Who knew ?



This is from a friend

My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style
asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in
the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did
this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3
lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell
count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week.
Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3 months.

THE ARTICLE:
Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a
friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy

of an article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer 'printed in
Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it
here, just as it was shared with me: I am a

biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet

to health for over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned

of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that

asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked

with him on his project. We have accumulated a number

of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case

of Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who

was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting

the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to

detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.

Case No. 2, a successful businessman 68 years old

who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years.

After years of medical treatments, including radiation

without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3

months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor

had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3, a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971, he was put on the operating table where they found
lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable.

The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case

hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the Asparagus

therapy and immediately started taking it By August,

x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had

disappeared. He is back at his regular business routine.

Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a number of
years with skin cancer. She finally developed different
skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting
specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting
on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin
looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman
reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her
kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10
operations for kidney stones, and was receiving
government disability payments for an inoperable,
terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of
materia medica', edited in1854 by a Professor at the
University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was
used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even
referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of
asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!
We would have other case histories but the medical
establishment has interfered with our obtaining some

of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.

For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as fresh. I have corresponded with the two

leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I

am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or

preservatives. Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy t make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening. Patients usually show some improvement in

2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a
cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on
present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do
no harm and may be needed in some cases. As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent.' Based on this theory, my wife and I

have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with

our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to

suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take

mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we

have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as

part of our regular checkups. The last blood survey,

taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the

nutritional approach to health, showed substantial

improvements in all categories over the last one, and

we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink.


As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all
aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a
result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better
with the latest theories about cancer.

Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called
histones, which are believed to be active in controlling
cell growth.. For that reason, I believe asparagus can
be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth
normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and
in acting as a general body tonic. In any event,
regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is

a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you

from using it and it may do you much good. It has

been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that
asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body's most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.

Please send this article to everyone in your Address Book.

The most unselfish act one can ever do is paying forward all the kindness one has received, even to the most undeserved person.

7 comments:

Daryl said...

As a cancer survivor I was interested in this so I went to www.snopes.com, typed in Asparagus and this is what I learned:
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I see you over at GrandmaJ's all the time and love your icon/photo of you and your sister.

Linda said...

Thanks for dropping by, Daryl. Congrats on being a survivor!

Missy said...

I am going with this! I am problems with folic acid, b vitamins and blood levels. I am going to try this! Thanks!

Kim said...

I think I would try it too. I figure it can't hurt, so why wouldn't you give it a go!

Z said...

I love asparagus, it's not like they want you to eat gallons of it a day..what's the downside.
I've heard of this before but never quite the details...Snopes uses "Mixture" for something OTHER than "The Right is correct in slamming this Leftist thing but we're saying mixture because it hurts too much to admit it"?? :-)

On the serious side...what do you MEAN "What are the LAKERS!?" (heh heh!!)

Linda said...

Hey, Missy, I hope it works for you.

Kim, I agree. What could it hurt. I guess it could turn your pee green, but who cares?

Z, I really like asparagus too. I really think the hubs and I will be eating more of it. I just wish it weren't so expensive. Many years ago, we were going to grow it in the garden, but heard it took 3 years to produce, so we didn't plant it. Now, we've been here so long we could have had many years of eating it!

Lakers? Are those people who go to lakes? No, really, I've heard of them, but basketball isn't my sport.

Barbara E Brink said...

I love asparagus! We used to cut it growing wild along the canal behind our place in Washington state when I was a kid. Too bad I failed to plant some in my yard years ago too. Maybe next year:)

Ps. The book "Ransomed Dreams" that I reviewed for Tyndale on my blog won't be out until July, but I strongly suggest you keep it on your "to read" list. It was very good.